(From the Faculty Handbook 3/4/15)
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities encourages, and actively works for, the maintenance of a diverse community of students and faculty. The doors of the seminary are open to all persons whose backgrounds and abilities qualify them for graduate professional education. The denomination in which graduates are ordained may expect certain constructive theological positions and may take certain positions with regard to qualifications for ordination. However, United Theological Seminary does not require a creedal agreement for graduation and neither admission to studies nor qualification for graduation is discriminatory with respect to denominational preference, age, sex, race, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical abilities or conditions.
United Theological Seminary is open and affirming and abides by the following federally mandated policy: Applicants for admission and employment, students, and employees are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era, status with regard to public assistance, or any other classification protected by applicable law. Any person having inquiries concerning United’s compliance with these regulations implementing Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is directed to contact the dean of the seminary.
Any student or employee found to have violated the nondiscrimination policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination for employees and expulsion for students.